Natural England Action Plan: ‘We will reverse decades of decline’

Wildlife regulator Natural England has promised action to reverse decades of species decline in a key document published this morning, but acknowledges that funding constraints mean that it will have to ‘stop or slow’ some of its work.

With the spending review due this autumn, the regulator is keen to be selected to deliver major aspects of the 25-Year Environment Plan and is using the action plan to demonstrate how it would undertake the task.

Speaking to ENDS this morning, deputy chief executive Alan Law said the action plan is designed to show how the regulator can transition to adapt its capabilities in line with the 25-year plan, particularly with a view to growing it capabilities in the nascent initiatives such as the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS), the nature recovery network and net gain. 

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